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Re: (TIL) Today I Learned...
« Reply #285 on: May 02, 2018, 11:19:37 AM »
Today I learned about DNS glue records. apparently there were some circular references in the zone files I needed to fix.
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Re: (TIL) Today I Learned...
« Reply #286 on: May 02, 2018, 11:26:03 AM »
Today I learned about DNS glue records. apparently there were some circular references in the zone files I needed to fix.


Glue records?

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What are glue records?
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Re: (TIL) Today I Learned...
« Reply #287 on: May 03, 2018, 06:31:48 AM »
Today I learned about DNS glue records. apparently there were some circular references in the zone files I needed to fix.


Glue records?

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What are glue records?

DNS records that glue stuff together.

A glue record is simply the association of a hostname (nameserver, or DNS ) with an IP address at the registry.
https://wiki.gandi.net/en/glossary/glue-record

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p.s. I liked this statement from that link above
"Glue records are needed when you want to set a domain's nameservers to a hostname that is a subdomain of the domain itself. "
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Re: (TIL) Today I Learned...
« Reply #288 on: May 03, 2018, 05:32:05 PM »
In plain language, if the DNS servers your domain points to are in the same domain (hence resulting in circular logic), then you need a glue record to show what the IP is.